Bovada, the U.S. facing Bodog Network site, has closed all player accounts in the State of Washington. Bovada has not accepted new players from Washington State for about a month. Existing players could no longer deposit. Now all players in the state are banned and must cash out. When Bovada stopped accepting new registrations from Washington last month, they also restricted new accounts in Utah and New York, but allowed existing players to continue playing, but not deposit. On that same day, all Maryland players had their accounts closed.
There are no major online poker rooms that accept new players from Washington State, although some poker rooms continue to allow existing players to continue playing. Below is the email sent to Washington State Bovada players.
Due to continuing difficulties finding and maintaining acceptable payment options, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to stop offering our services to residents of your state.
As a resident of Washington, your account has been closed to further activity. Your balance remains safe and in place – simply contact us prior to April 30th to arrange for a payout via the most suitable method. Past this date we cannot guarantee an immediate availability of options for payments to your state.
Please note that due to this decision we expect an increase in payout requests and this may delay receipt beyond our standard 15 days. We always honor our payouts so rest assured you will receive your funds.
We recommend you contact us by phone at 1-888-263-0000 at your earliest convenience and assure you we will do everything we can to service your state in the future.